Excelsia College

School of Creative and Performing Arts

Christine Carroll | Music Program Director | Excelsia College

Music Program Director

Dr Christine Carroll

B. Mus, Dip. Ed. PhD
Contact Details

Telephone Number

02 9000 9604



Biographical details

Christine Carroll has many years of experience teaching in both Music and Education, in both tertiary and secondary contexts. A classical flautist and contemporary vocalist and worship leader, her work and research interests focus on effective pedagogies and knowledge-building practices for 21st Century musicians.

Profile of Dr Christine Carroll


Christine graduated in 2017 with a PhD in Music Education from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music/The University of Sydney, Australia. She also holds a Dip. Ed. In Secondary Music Education and a Bachelor of Music (Performance) from the University of Sydney

Awards and Honours

Winner of the Gordon Spearitt prize for best student paper presented at the 2014 Post-Graduate Research Symposium at Griffith University Queensland Conservatorium, and highly commended for 2014 paper presented at the 37th National Conference of the Musicological Society of Australia, held in Parkville, Melbourne.

Current projects

‘Because I’m not musically talented’: Digital technologies as a means to improve preservice generalist primary teachers’ self-efficacy in facilitating classroom musicmaking.


Legitimation Code Theory (LCT) Centre for Knowledge-Building ASME: Australian Association for Music Education. ANZARME: Australia New Zealand Association for Research in Music Education

Selected publications

Book Chapters

Carroll, C. (in press). A field divided: How Legitimation Code Theory reveals problems impacting the growth of school music education. In R. Wright, G. Johansen, P. Kanellopoulos, & P. Schmidt (Eds.), Routledge Handbook for Sociology of Music Education (2nd Edition). London, UK: Routledge (draft accepted 1st Sept, 2018).

Journal Papers

Carroll, C. (2019). ‘Illiterate’ musicians: An historic review of provision for student popular musicians in Australian senior secondary classrooms. British Journal of Music Education. 1-17. doi:10.1017/S0265051719000196 Carroll, C. (2019). Seeing the invisible: Theorising connections between informal and formal musical knowledge. Research Studies in Music Education. 1-19. doi:10.1177/1321103X18824641

Conference Papers

2018 40th Australia New Zealand Australia New Zealand Association for Research in Music Education (ANZARME) Conference, Gold Coast, Australia. 2017 2nd International Legitimation Code Theory Conference, Sydney Australia.